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CONTEST: The Plumber's Challenge!!! Plumbing, HVAC parts build-off - June 2017

Take a 'crack' at the Plumber's Challenge! CONTEST OVERVIEW: What instrument can you build that starts with plumbing and heating/AC parts…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

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Reply by Jim Morris

VIDEO: Blues legend, Mac Arnold scorches the blues on his gas can guitar

In the world of the Cigar Box Guitar movement, blues legend and gas can guitarist, Mac Arnold is tragically under represented.  He was bor…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

8 Jun 21
Reply by Dano Schultz

How to Play EEB Tuning Cigar Box Guitar - Get easy, beautiful chords with this lesson

Shane Speal has been championing the 3-string "EEB" tuning for years and has written several songs with it.  In this lesson, he shows how…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

9 Jun 14
Reply by Carl Franklin

COOL VIDEO: He Saved All His Wood Scraps for a Striped Guitar Neck!

What happens when you spend all day cutting 1/8" thick wood on a CNC laser cutter?  Apparently, C. B. Gitty's Jason Munoz gets inspired to…

Started by Nation News

5 Jun 12
Reply by Carl Franklin

How to Set Up a Seasick Steve 3-String Guitar

UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! After posting this article several days ago, we got an email from somebody who has seen SSS's guitar strings change…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

2 Jun 10
Reply by Lonman

Winners of the 2017 "2x4 Build-Off"

Judging the 2x4 build-off was brutal!  Everybody stepped up their game and each entry was top notch.  In fact, it took us an entire week t…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

0 Jun 8

Microwave Dave's haunting "Trail of Tears" on Lowebow cigar box guitar

Microwave Dave Gallagher is an icon in the cigar box guitar world and will be a headliner at the 2017 Huntsville, AL Cigar Box Guitar Fest…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

3 Jun 7
Reply by Blues Frog

Russell Bland interview - The Cigar Box Guitar Builder's Forum , NOLA 2017

Russell Bland of Hammond, LA is interviewed by Shane at the 2017 New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival.  Bland shows off the 3-string elec…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

0 Jun 7

2017 Huntsville AL Cigar Box Guitar Fest announced! - JUNE 2 & 3 - Performers, info, tickets & links

The Cigar Box Guitar Festival at Lowe Mill in Huntsville AL returns June 2 & 3, 2017 with ten acts appearing over the two days.  This…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

4 Jun 5
Reply by Lane Martin

Jazzy F7 Tuning for 4-string cigar box guitar

I want to start adding old Tin Pan Alley songs to my repertoire, but was having trouble playing them on my 4-string.   The best solution w…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

7 Jun 5
Reply by Rose Ericson

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